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Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate School - The University of Akron

Graduate Studies 67A graduate admissions committee of the College of Nursing will review all appl~cations and make recommendations to the associate dean regarding the appl~cant's status. The associate dean will send recommendation to the dean of theGraduate School, who will notify the student of admission status.Applications received in the graduate office of the College of Nursing will bereviewed when the file is complete to facilitate the admissions process.* Nat1onal League for Nursing.* .. A baccalaureate degree 1n nurs1ng from a tore1gn university wh1dl is recognized by The Univers1tyof AkronInstructional ProgramThe Master of Science in Nursing curriculum includes 36 credit hours of study andfocuses on nursing care of vulnerable populations in episodic and long term caresituations. Areas of concentration include Adult Health Nursing, Liaison-CommunityMental Health Nursing, Child and Adolescent Health Nursing, and GerontologicalNursing Graduates are prepared for advanced practice roles in education,administration, clinical nurse specialization, or nurse practitioner. The curriculum isbased on theory and research both in nursing and in related disciplines. It providesthe foundation for doctoral study and for ongoing professional development.The Master of Science program in Nurse Anesthesia includes 44 credit hours ofstudy and focuses on the master's preparation of certified registered nurse anesthetists(CRNA).Nursing CoreThe core consists of 17 credits which span the curriculum. These courses encompassadvanced theory, research and practice.Nursing ResearchAll students enroll in a research core for a total of 7 credits: 8200:613, NursingInquiry I and 8200:699 Master's Thesis or 8200:618 Nurs1ng Inquiry II.Advanced Practice RolesOptions are provided for roles of educator, administrator, clinical nurse specialist,nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist.The graduate nursing curriculum requires between 36 and 45 credits, dependingon the Advanced Practice Role selected by the student..Core courses required of all students:8200:608 Pathophys1olog1cal Concepts of Nurs1ng Care t8200:603 Theoretical Basis for Nursing8200:605 Computer Applications 1n Nurs1ng8200:607 Polley Issues in Nurs1ng8200613 Nurs1ng Inquiry8200:618 Nursing Inquiry IIor8200699 Master's Thes1sFunctional role courses selected by students based upon area of specialty.• Education:*8200.68282006838200:684• Administration:62006328200 630820063582006388200639Nursing Curnculum DevelopmentEvaluation in Nurs1ng Educat1onPract1cum: The Academ1c Role of the Nurse EducatorF1scal Management in Nursing AdministrationResource Management in Nursing SettingsOrganizational Behavior in Nurs1ng SettingsPracticum Administration IPracticum Administration II• Nurse Anesthesia**The Anesthesia Track 1s accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse AnesthesiaPrograms3100 5613100 5628200 640820064182006438200.64482006458200:6478200:649Human Phys1ology IHuman Physiology IIScientific Comoonents of Nurse AnesthesiaPharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia IPrinciples of Anesthesia IPharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia IIPrinciples of Anesthesia llProfessional Role SeminarNurse Anesthesia Residency• Child and Adolescent Health (40 credits and meets eligibility requirement forcertification) (see advisor for additional course in pediatric nutrition, 2 credits)8200:650 Pediatric/Adolescent Assessment 28200:651 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing I 48200:655 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing II 48200 656 Pharmacology for Ch1ld and Adolescent Health Nursing 333223M3Hi336333554433434208200:6578200:659Child and Adolescent Health Nursing IllPracticum: Child and Adolescent Health Nursing• Liaison-Community Mental Health Nursing ***5600:720 Topical Seminar: Guidance and Counseling (DSM IV)8200:612 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology8200:661 Liaison-Community Mental Health Nursing I8200:662 Psychopharmacology8200:665 Liaison-Community Mental Health Nursing II8200:667 Liaison-Z:ommunity Mental Health Nursing Ill8200:669 Practicum: Liaison-Community Mental Health Nursing• Adult Health8200:671 Adult Health Nursing I8200 675 Adult Health Nursing II8200:677 Adult Health Nursing Ill8200:679 Practicum: Adult Health Nursing• Gerontological Nursing***8200:621 Gerontological Nursing I8200:625 Gerontological Nursing II8200:627 Gerontological Nursing Ill8200:629 Practicum: Gerontological Nursing• Clinical Nurse Specialization***8200:615 Advanced Clinical Practice Seminar2• Adult Nurse Practitioner Track (43 credits and meets eligibility requirement forcertification)8200:6718200:6758200:6778200:6798200:6908200:6928200:6948200:6108200:612Adult Health Nursing IAdult Health Nursing IIAdult Health Nursing IllPracticum: Adult Health NursingClinical Management IClinical Management IIClinical Management IllAdvanced Adult/Gerontological AssessmentAdvanced Clinical Pharmacology• Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Track (43 credits and meets eligibility requirementfor certification)8200:621 Gerontological Nursing I 38200:625 Gerontological Nursing II 48200:627 Gerontological Nursing Ill 48200:629 Practicum: Gerontological Nursing 38200:690 Clinical Management I 28200:692 Clinical Management II 28200:694 Clinical Management Ill 28200:610 Advanced Adult/Gerontological Assessment 38200:612 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3tCognate electives may be substituted for this course for the Administrative track.*Students in education are requrred to take an addltional7 credits of Advanced Nursing in Child andAdolescent Health. Liaison-Community Mental Health, Adult Health, or Gerontological Nursing.**In addition to the listed courses, all nurse anesthesia students must complete a 15 month residency.• • *Students in Liaison-Community Mental Health, Adult Health, or Gerontological Nursing arerequired to take the 2 credit hour Advanced Clinical Practice Sem1nar.R.N.-M.S.N. PROGRAMAdmission PoliciesThe R.N.-M.S.N. Program is a graduate program, and as such, applicants mustmeet the following admissions requirements:• Current Ohio State license as a registered nurse and evidence of malpracticeinsurance.• Grade-point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for all previous college work.• Three (3) letters of reference from a recent employer; a member of the nursingprofession; a former faculty member.• Miller Analogies Test taken within the last five years with a minimum score of50 or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years. During thepast three years, the range of GRE scores has been: verbal 400-B14, quantitative400:695, and analytical 400-640.• 300-word essay describing professional goals.• Interview with selected faculty members and submission of a portfolio.• Computer skills.44333244334433443344322233

68 The University of AkronCurriculumThe R.N.-M.S.N. Sequence is designed for those registered nurses holding adiploma or associate degree in nursing who aspire to the Master of Science inNursing degree. Students must complete 67 hours of prerequisite undergraduatecoursework prior to acceptance into the Sequence. The R.N.-M.S.N. Sequenceconsists of bridge courses totaling 21 hours of upper-:cJivision baccalaureatecoursework and a minimum of 36 hours of graduate coursework. Students willreceive 46 hours of undergraduate by-passed credit after successful completionof all undergraduate course requirements. This is rn accordance with the currentUniversity policy for by-passed credit. Upon successful completion of all programrequirements, the student will receive the B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees.• R.N.-M.S.N. Bridge Courses:8200:225820043582004608200:4658200:4708200:485Health AssessmentNurs1ng ResearchIssues and Roles of the Profess1on of NursingConcepts and Theories of Professional Nurs1ngCommun1ty Health Nurs1ngLeadership Roles of Professronal Nurs1ng333345

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